Table and infobox headers are all background-colored according to the game they're from - green for Grandia I, blue for II, and purple for III. The purple background color is really dark, though, and it's hard to read the black text on top of it; see the infobox on Alfina as an example. I'm thinking of changing it to a lighter purple - maybe something like this? (That's #954FFF.)
(PS: I tried to send this message a moment ago, but Wikia cleared it when I clicked post... so, if a similar message also shows up, oops! Sorry.)
So, after the lengthy review process required for this sort of fundamental Wiki change, the council have decided to grant your request to alter this colour and the necessary pages have now been modified.
Jokes. I actually just forgot! Anyway, the pages may take a while to update but the template colours are already changed. Good shout.
The tables on spell pages should be recolored. These actually have two colors - a "main" color (e.g. "Alhealer", "Burn!") and a "sub" color (e.g. "HP Restored", "Boost Level 0"). I've updated Alhealer using the main color mentioned above (#954FFF) and a less saturated sub color (#a17ddb); Burn! still has the original colors. Thoughts?
A few pages also have rather old tables (e.g. Yuki#Special Moves and Grandia III - Weapons) which will need to be styled, but I'm thinking of (at some point :) ) reworking these to be more like the layout of Justin#Skills, so there's no need to go looking for those and updating their colors yet I think.
Hello there! I recently played through Grandia for the first time and this wiki was a big help. I was wondering if it was possible to get an offline copy of it, but I noticed no database backup is available. It looks like as an administrator you can request one following the instructions here. Would it be OK to request that?
There are a couple of reasons I thought it would be nice to have it -
1. My Internet connection had started having a lot of problems, and as Wikia loads data from many domains it was doing worse than other sites, so having an offline copy would have been convenient - I think that's fixed now, though.
2. I'm a programmer and have been tinkering with a personal notes system (kind of like Notational Velocity) for a while. I have links in my system but don't use them very much in my own notes, so for testing having some data with densely linked pages (such as this wiki) is helpful. I could just use Wikipedia or something, but since I was coming here pretty often while playing Grandia it seemed like it's be more fun to use this.
Just a few admin requests, the page "Valley of the Flying Dragon" redirects to "Valley of the Flying Dragons". When I tried to change this so the correct information page was minus the 's' it won't allow it and suggests it has to be done by an admin rather than copy and paste the whole article. Could you do this one please.
The other thing was the category page "Grandia dungeons", although so minor, I think it would look better is it were "Grandia Dungeons" with a capital D. I can't change this.
Also, the maps you added look great. Where did you get them in the end?
I can certainly sort that first one out. Throwing pages about is rather simple. However, in regards to the second issue, I am not so sure this is easily altered. This is something I have had an issue with before such as the category called "Grandia 2", which should really be "Grandia II". However, I will take another look into it and see if I can do it now. If not, it means creating a new category and manually moving everything from the old to the new.
In regards to the maps, I was very disappointed with the Prima Guide I got but I eventually managed to find the maps within an archived online copy of the Saturn Official Magazine UK. They had a guide for the whole game, which was a bit sad since it never actually made it to Saturn over here. Nevertheless, it was rather useful and there are also maps for most dungeons, which I will add in good time. I realised that the maps are actually just many screenshots from the aerial map view (pressing SELECT) merged together so I suppose higher-resolution maps could be made now with an emulator. Perhaps if I ever find myself with ridiculous amounts of time, I will do that.
I have been looking to see if there was a Dreamcast Magazine that ever did a Grandia II guide but I have yet to unearth anything online.
I've made a bunch of minor stat edits to a few enemy pages, using the ReDux Blogspot as a source which lists all detailed enemy stats including magic resistances. There appear to be some inconsistencies between the stats listed here and the ones listed on my source, so apologies if any stats from the Blogspot are actually incorrect. I'd find that unlikely since they're from the game code, but it may be worth double-checking, such as EXP/Gold values.
Orc King wrote: Oh, and just a point: Try not to include comments such as "Is not that cool?". While amusing and usually true they do rather detract from the factual nature of the page content. Otherwise, it is good!
Ok, I agree. I created page about the Valmar Core, he's very important part and boss in the game (and difficult to defeat at first walkthrough). Check please.
Wow, thanks. I don't come here a lot (sadly), so when I get back to editing here, I'll get used to this new messaging format. ^^
And so sorry for replying late, but oddly enough there wasn't a little notification about a new message at my wall. :/